Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges, is escorted into the courtroom during his sentencing hearing in  Michigan, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The leadership of USA Gymnastics (USAG) remained silent on Friday in the face of pressure from US Olympic Committee officials and others to resign en (...)

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin pass by one another while arriving for a group photo with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier  during talks over the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine at Villa Borsig in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said yest(...)